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πτοέω terrify, scare, Anth.:—Pass. to be scared, dismayed, φρένες ἐπτοίηθεν Od.; ἐπτοημένος Aesch., Eur.
II.metaph. to flutter, excite by any passion, τό μοι καρδίαν ἐπτόασεν Sapph.:—Pass. to be in a flutter, be passionately excited, Theogn.; ἐπτοημένοι φρένας Aesch.; ὡς ἐπτόηται Eur.:—generally, μέθ᾽ ὁμήλικας ἐπτοίηται he gapes like one distraught after his fellows, Hes.; τὸ πτοηθέν distraction, Eur.

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